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Recent News and Commentary:

Mar 04, 2016 - Operation Henkaku: The Killing Cove is Closed for Business – Let’s Keep It That Way!

Feb 19, 2016 - Thousands Around the World Support Sea Shepherd's 'World Love for Dolphins Day'

Jan 25, 2016 - Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide for World Love for Dolphins Day

Dec 22, 2015 - Large Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Endures Brutal Capture and Slaughter in Taiji

Dec 17, 2015 - Cove Guardians Threatened with Arrest by Police in Taiji for Exposing Brutal Dolphin Hunt

Dec 16, 2015 - From Taiji to Tanks: The Barren Life of Captive Dolphins

Nov 25, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Supporters Outraged by Cruel Video of Pilot Whale Being Tied and Drowned by Taiji Hunters

Nov 12, 2015 - From Taiji to Tanks: Dolphin Captures Show Captive Industry

Nov 03, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Harassed and Chased by Japan Nationalists Supporting Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Oct 28, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Receives Warning of Threats Against Cove Guardian Volunteers in Taiji, Japan

Oct 21, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Documents Dead Juvenile Risso

Oct 16, 2015 - Thank You, Tomchin Family Charitable Foundation!

Sep 30, 2015 - Operation Henkaku: September 2015 Update

Sep 28, 2015 - Federal Court Upholds Denial of Georgia Aquarium Beluga Whale Import

Sep 01, 2015 - Tomchin Family Charitable Foundation Issues Matching Gift Challenge to Cove Guardian Campaign Supporters

Aug 31, 2015 - Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians On Site in Taiji for Sept. 1 Launch of ‘Operation Henkaku’

Aug 30, 2015 - Another Veteran Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Denied Entry to Japan

Aug 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Leader Denied Entry to Japan

Aug 10, 2015 - Sea Shepherd to Return to Taiji for a Sixth Season of its Dolphin Defense Campaign

Jun 04, 2015 - Could the U.S. Military Be Buying Dolphins from the Cruel Taiji Dolphin Drive? (commentary)

May 20, 2015 - JAZA Votes to Stop Buying Dolphins Captured in Taiji

May 20, 2015 - An Amazingly Wonderful Development for the Dolphins of Taiji (commentary)

May 14, 2015 - There May be Hope for Japanese Dolphins Soon (commentary)

Apr 23, 2015 - Wonderful News from WAZA (commentary)

Apr 22, 2015 - WAZA Suspends Membership of Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for Link to Brutal Taiji Dolphin Hunt

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Sea Shepherd's Operation Infinite Patience: The Cove Guardians expose Taiji
Sea Shepherd's Operation Infinite Patience: The Cove Guardians expose Taiji
Melissa Sehgal and her Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian team highlight the daily atrocities that occur against much beloved, intelligent and social dolphins in Taiji, Japan for six months of each year.
Shannen Doherty reacts to dolphin slaughter in Taiji
Shannen Doherty reacts to dolphin slaughter in Taiji
September 20, 2014 - Taiji, Japan - Actress Shannen Doherty joins Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardians at Taiji, Japan's infamous cove to bear witness to their brutal annual dolphin drive hunts. In this clip, she describes her reaction to seeing a dolphin drive and slaughter.
From the Cove to Captivity Contest Winner - AnaGirlEmpath
From the Cove to Captivity Contest Winner - AnaGirlEmpath
http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/03/18/sea-shepherd-announces-winners-of-from-the-cove-to-captivity-video-contest-1564
From the Cove to Captivity Contest Runner Up - RenaudK
From the Cove to Captivity Contest Runner Up - RenaudK
http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/03/18/sea-shepherd-announces-winners-of-from-the-cove-to-captivity-video-contest-1564
From the Cove to Captivity Contest - Megan Rose Taylor
From the Cove to Captivity Contest - Megan Rose Taylor
I am currently studying Animal Management at college and have always been passionate about animal welfare. When I learnt what was happening in Taiji I was devastated and for a while felt ashamed to belong to the human race. That is until I discovered Sea Shepherd and the Cove Guardians who made me f...
If dolphins could fly, they'd leave this place
If dolphins could fly, they'd leave this place
Operation Infinite Patience continues to document the captive dolphin trade in Taiji, Japan. This update covers the events shortly before January 6th, 2012, and shows some of the security measures being taken to hide the shameful source of the global trade of wild dolphins and the connection with th...
Captain Paul Watson on the Cove Guardian Campaign
Captain Paul Watson on the Cove Guardian Campaign
Captain Paul Watson discusses Sea Shepherd's role in Taiji for Operation Infinite Patience and shares what you can do to help. Follow us on Twitter @SeaShepherd_USA and @CoveGuardians for instant updates from The Cove. #Tweet4Taiji Visit our Cove Guardians page at www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardian...
The Economics of Sustained Resistance
The Economics of Sustained Resistance
The cost of security surrounding Taiji's dolphin slaughter mounts as Operation Infinite Patience builds momentum. Here is a clear explanationof our objectives and how we will meet them.
Cove Guardian Spotlight - Ethan
Cove Guardian Spotlight - Ethan
Taiji, Japan - We shine the spotlight on Ethan Wolf,our volunteer Cove Guardian from New York
Following the Trail of Blood
Following the Trail of Blood
Taiji, Japan - Sea Shepherd documents the numbersof dolphins captured, killed, and shipped to marine parks with thehelp and support of dozens of volunteer Cove Guardians.
Cove Guardian Spotlight - Troy
Cove Guardian Spotlight - Troy
Taiji, Japan - We shine the spotlight on Troy Coyle, a volunteer Cove Guardian from NSW, Australia.
From the Cove to Captivity Video Contest (English)
From the Cove to Captivity Video Contest (English)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce its "From the Cove to Captivity" Video Contest! This is your chance to do your part to defend the dolphins and small whales of Taiji. Learn more at http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/video-contest.html
From the Cove to Captivity Video Contest (Japanese)
From the Cove to Captivity Video Contest (Japanese)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce its "From the Cove to Captivity" Video Contest! This is your chance to do your part to defend the dolphins and small whales of Taiji. Learn more at http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/video-contest.html
I am a Cove Guardian
I am a Cove Guardian
Taiji (太地町) Japan - Join the Cove Guardians from whereever you are. Take action to help stop the slaughter of innocent dolphins and whales. 日本語字幕 click [CC]
From Taiji to Tanks: A Look at the Barren Lives of Captive Dolphins
From Taiji to Tanks: A Look at the Barren Lives of Captive Dolphins
In November 2015, Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardians observed the captive cetaceans at Japan's Adventure World.Though this marine park has dolphins from Taiji, the suffering behind cetacean captivity looks much the same around the world. To learn how you can support Operation Henkaku and help us break t...
Taiji, Japan - Pilot whale tethered and drowned
Taiji, Japan - Pilot whale tethered and drowned
A wounded pilot whale, visibly bleeding and barely able to stay above the surface of the water, is tethered and drowned in the cove by Taiji's killers, after briefly escaping from under the tarps where its pod is being slaughtered.
Japanese nationalists harass and chase Cove Guardians
Japanese nationalists harass and chase Cove Guardians
On November 1, 2015, supporters of Taiji, Japan's brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins, chase Sea Shepherd volunteers and throw objects at their car as they drive to safety.
Operation Henkaku 2015 Dolphin Defense Campaign
Operation Henkaku 2015 Dolphin Defense Campaign
Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardians are gearing up for the sixth season of our Taiji Dolphin Defense Campaign. As we return to the cove to expose the brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins and small whales, stand with us! The dolphins need you! To volunteer as a Cove Guardian, please email groundcrew@s...